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'Jayden K. Smith' Facebook warning is a PM hoax

Latest Facebook hoax should be ignored.
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Just to add a little bit more inconvenience to your day, a Facebook hoax has been making the rounds and many people are falling for it.

The message is sent to you via Private Messager and reads something like the following:

"‘Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request."

"He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account.

If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it.

Thanks. Forwarded as received."

Well-meaning friends copy and paste the warning and re-send it to their contacts list, but it is a hoax according to Snopes.

This is not a new prank. Often times the people behind it insert a friend’s name into the warning and watch as people berate their account out of concern.

Anyone named Jayden K. Smith on Facebook may have to endure a few days of hassle after this latest joke.

One guy has made light of the situation during his five minutes of fame.

“It wasn't me! It was the Russians!” - Jayden K. Smith, Facebook

Facebook doesn’t allow mass friend requests from one person to be sent to unknown users.